Market Risks

A. Chapter 15 Market Risk — this type of risk to a company is written about almost daily with the fluctuations of the financial markets. These changes in market conditions can effect a company both positively and negatively. Provide one real example of a company being affected by this daily risk using a financial market and discussing its risk. There is usually a lot to discuss with this topic.
B. Chapter 22 Forwards are agreements that involve the exchange of an asset for cash at a certain price in the future. Futures are standardized agreements that involve the future exchange of an asset for cash at a determined price. These could also be commodities or exchange rates that are traded. How are forwards and/or futures used and what is an advantage and disadvantage of their use from a company perspective. From an ilnvestor perspective? Do you support their use and why?